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Discuss the craft of writing. Questions about how to string words, sentences and stories together? Ask them here, or post a sample to get an honest critique of your work. This is a public forum.

  1. Stupid tense question

    In the following passage: ' The woman arrived early for once. She was usually absent during the day; perhaps she had work. From the way she...

    Started by Daniel Fearon‎, 07-26-2009 01:57 AM
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  2. Story Idea... Quick question

    Okay, the other day I got this idea for a story. Its sort of weird. But it starts out with the main character talking to her psychiatrist about a...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 04-23-2009 11:11 AM
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  3. Chapter Length?

    Is there a rule of thumb for how long a chapter should be? Right now, my chapters are coming in around 2.5k to 5k words. My outline has me writing...

    Started by Brian W‎, 12-31-2008 04:31 PM
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  4. In The House Of God (1500, not a religious piece)

    ******Warning. Some people may find the following scene disturbing. I don't want to give it away, but I deal with some pretty serious themes here. ...

    Started by Dave O‎, 09-06-2008 07:34 PM
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  5. Action scene: I would appreciate your comments

    At 1.55am, just five minutes before they prepared to board the Agip oil rig, Bene and his men heard the still of the night shattered by automatic...

    Started by Ayo Akinfe‎, 07-17-2007 12:30 PM
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  6. Forget everything I've ever said on this site.

    Just forget how I've acted, and anything said in my posts on this site. Childish? Yes. Unprofessional? Yes. Moody? Yes. A terrible...

    Started by Chad Fleagle‎, 01-24-2007 09:24 PM
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  7. help me think of a name...

    ...for a boxer. He's a black middleweight, tall and lean and the proud owner of a vicious left hook. His nickname is "Executioner," a moniker I stole...

    Started by Ira Wolfe‎, 08-26-2005 12:34 PM
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    08-30-2005, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  8. Short Story game

    There are a group of people that I get together with who love to write. Teenagers that attend my school who have an interest in literature and the...

    Started by elijah Bemrose-Fetter‎, 07-09-2005 07:38 PM
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  9. Question

    First i will say hello to everyone here and let you know i am a new member, not native english speaker so pls excuse my grammar and spelling. My...

    Started by Nicoleta Pascan‎, 10-24-2003 05:17 AM
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    10-28-2003, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  10. New Genre

    I'm not a sci-fi or fantasy writer, but for the past couple of weeks a distant planet has implanted itself in my mind; I see its landscape; I know...

    Started by Critical‎, 10-15-2003 08:38 AM
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    10-18-2003, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Americanisms

    Now that we have attacked the Englishmans English.... how about some American English... like; Geez Louise..... anyothers... maybe some of the...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-14-2003 02:53 PM
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    10-26-2003, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Kevin Craig Moment

    A week or so ago in a discussion on this forum on some of the nonmonetary rewards of writing for publication, a contributor named Kevin Craig posted...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 10-07-2003 08:25 PM
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  13. Anyone remember?

    Nearly 40 years ago there was a YA female author who wrote a series of books about teens. One of the female characters in the series was named...

    Started by Murg‎, 09-23-2003 09:27 AM
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    09-24-2003, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Good books on writing fiction

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about ordering some books on writing fiction. From looking at posts on the boards I've picked up a few ideas like: 20...

    Started by Mr Seriosity‎, 08-12-2003 01:21 PM
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    08-13-2003, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Avoiding Cliches

    Hi everybody, I'm in the process of rewriting my novel and I was wondering if you guys could help point out some of the common cliches, so that I...

    Started by Quan‎, 08-04-2003 09:20 AM
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    08-06-2003, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  16. What's a top art school?

    If you were an artist and wanted to get into one of the top art schools in the country, which one would you consider the holy grail of all art...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-25-2003 09:29 AM
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    07-29-2003, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Happy 4th! US citizens

    I just realized it's the third and some may be off already.

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 07-03-2003 07:33 AM
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  18. WritersNet Personalities

    Here's a pointless, goofy exercise that might help us all realize it's cool to be different, and enjoy the differences in others. 1: Use three...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-01-2003 03:27 PM
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  19. Nosey/nosy

    Spellcheck please, anyone! nosy or nosey woolly / wooly smoky / smokey

    Started by Picture Book‎, 11-10-2002 02:36 PM
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  20. Where was his editor?

    I couldn't resist adding my favorite blunder to this board. I won't identify author and title now, but this was a best-seller and a movie a couple of...

    Started by Maggie Dana‎, 08-30-2002 08:52 PM
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    09-03-2002, 10:11 PM Go to last post

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